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ModernMatt
03-27-2015, 06:12 PM
TITLE: Packaging Manager
STATUS: Full-time, Exempt
​REPORTS TO: Head Brewer

THE BIG PICTURE

The Modern Times Packaging Manager oversees the team and equipment that puts our beer into its various packages. From kegs to bottles to cans, the package types that Modern Times takes to market continues to grow and evolve, and the Packaging Manager will ensure that rigorously high standards for our beer are consistently met across all the board. S/He will also work hand in hand with the Head Brewer to schedule the packaging team, perform maintenance on all packaging equipment, and maintain accurate inventories on all raw packaging materials and finished goods. Candidates must share Modern Timesí commitments to quality, safety, business ethics, and continuous innovation.

THE EVERYDAY VIEW

- Manage a team of direct reports on kegging, bottling, and canning lines
- Supervise packaging technicians during daily operation of our rotary 16oz can filler, 22oz Meheen and gravity filler
- Manage keg washing and filling
- Responsible for hiring, training, and evaluating packaging personnel
- Manage daily operational aspects of packaging
- Schedule packaging staff
- Inventory management for packaging materials
- Responsible for team's proper and timely packaging of beer
- Coordinate palletizing of finished product and warehousing
- Oversee cleaning, upkeep, maintenance of packaging area
- Schedule and conduct maintenance of packaging equipment
- Coordinate with Head Brewer to create weekly packaging schedule
- Maintain a daily log of packaging operations.
- Oversee and maintain packaging department's quality control standards
- Enforces brewery safety protocols and SOPs
- Perform QA/QC utilizing seam inspection equipment and dissolved oxygen meter
- Operate forklift and/or other material handling equipment as needed
- Collaborate with fellow brewery staff on organization, cleanliness, QC, and general process refinement
- Other tasks as needed

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

- Three or more years of packaging brewery experience; specific functional experience in operation of beverage packaging equipment
- Previous supervisory experience preferred
- Forklift certification required
- Ability to work a schedule of (5) full 8-hour (or longer) workdays per week, with the flexibility to occasionally work nights or weekends as needed
- Highly organized individual who will take pride in maintaining a clean, well-functioning packaging area
- Excellent communications skills: this position requires constant coordination with Operations and Brewery staff
- Must have a clean driving record

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

- Ability to lift heavy objects to shoulder height
- Ability to regularly lift, push, or pull up to 175 pounds
- Ability to track, organize, & schedule countless packaging projects throughout the year

BACKGROUND AND MOTOR VEHICLE RECORD CHECK REQUIREMENTS

- Candidates must successfully pass a general background check
- Candidates must successfully pass a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check, since driving is a component of this position

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

- Health benefits (with a 50% employer contribution)
- Dental benefits (with a 100% employer contribution)
- Life insurance (with a 100% employer contribution)

ABOUT MODERN TIMES

Modern Times is a 30bbl production brewery in the Point Loma neighborhood of San Diego, with anticipated production of 19,000bbls in 2015. Modern Times is named after a beautifully crazy utopian community founded in 1850, and (almost) all of our beers are named after real utopian experiments or mythological utopias. Today, we're distributed throughout Southern California, with a tasting room at the brewery as well as in San Diegoís North Park community. We were named one of the Top 10 New Breweries in the World by RateBeer.

HOW TO APPLY

Email a cover letter & resume to info@moderntimesbeer.com with the subject line "I wanna be your Packaging Manager!"